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Old 03-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Question Video Editing



So, I know this is going to be a long shot, but if I've learned anything in life it's, If you simply don't ask, there's a Zero chance for help..so I thought I'd post this up.

Some of you know I finally have a Gopro "like" camera..it's Tachyon..and the video looks just as good to me as a GoPro..for half the price..anyways..so I took it out to Calico this past weekend. I tried to remember to turn it on and off, so as not to capture a bunch of boring stuff, but I still need to edit it. I'd like to just have a few minutes rolling for each video..and depending on how hard it is, to add music to it too. My music inside my Jeep sounds fuzzy.

I downloaded what the company recommends for editing and watched the video on how to do it...geez oh-peet..I don't have hours and hours to self teach myself this technology..

There is a thing we can download to make it so someone can work remotely with me to show me how to edit a video as if you were sitting here with me (Geo--what was that called? We used it for my site) Anyways, was wondering if anyone felt like helpin' me out. Tachyon said to use VLC media player..so it's what I downloaded for editing.

I was thinking maybe over the weekend if someone wanted to help me out..



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Old 03-24-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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Its called teamviewer i'd help you but i'm still learning it myself.

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No worries buddy...I couldn't remember what we used for my website..need to write that down now. Thanks!
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What operating system is your computer? Windows or MAC?

If it's Windows, I use 'Windows Movie Maker'. It's free and pretty easy to use. You just drag each clip in and splice away. Add music, etc.

If you're on Windows 7, you can download it here: Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows
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What operating system is your computer? Windows or MAC?

If it's Windows, I use 'Windows Movie Maker'. It's free and pretty easy to use. You just drag each clip in and splice away. Add music, etc.

If you're on Windows 7, you can download it here: Movie Maker - Microsoft Windows
It's windows...and Rick; it's never that easy LOL I'm so challenged.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:31 PM   #6
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So I tried that Rick..and of course, it's not that easy for me. Can't figure out how to cut parts of it away without deleting the whole thing. This is why I wanted to use team viewer so I can see how you guys do it. This just isn't my gig.
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So I tried that Rick..and of course, it's not that easy for me. Can't figure out how to cut parts of it away without deleting the whole thing. This is why I wanted to use team viewer so I can see how you guys do it. This just isn't my gig.

I basically use 3 features of Windows Movie maker:

Split - chops the clip from the beginning to where you choose 'split'

Set start point - This is for a clip where the first part of it is garbage and you want to set the 'start point' to where you're viewing -- dumps the beginning

Set End point - The opposite -- the start of it is what you want, the rest is garbage

You're basically chopping up the video until you have only what you want. It's a long and tedious process. If I start with an hour of footage, I usually end up with 20 minutes of usable footage.
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Lori, my son in law is pretty good at all this techy stuff. I get frustrated and call him to rescue me on some of the most basic stuff, lol. Let me ask him about your dilemma and see if he can help.

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Lori, get on Facebook and my son in law will friend you so you can message each other. He said he will see what he can do to help you, his name is Scott Haigwood
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Thanks Lisa. I got as far as playing with what Rick said to do, but after 3 attempts, I said screw it. This stuff just isn't my thing and I struggle with any technology. Teamviewer makes everything super easy b/c I can watch him do it on my PC and learn. It probably won't take longer than 15 minutes. I get close to figuring stuff out, but I just can't get it...and after so long, I just give up. It's not worth the frustration.

I'll look him up..thank you!
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:22 AM   #11
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Get on youtube and search. I tried reading all the stuff and got bored. Watching it on the screen made it easy for me to learn. I'm now into "voice over" with a Yeti mic. You will be a Pro in no time!

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:24 AM   #12
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Lightworks.

its been used to make blockbuster films. it is a very amazing video editor. there is a huge learning curve tho. once you get it tho its easy
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If you have access to a Mac then iMovie is pretty good for people who aren't used to editing clips (Also on iPhone and iPad). Once you get passed that you can get into Final Cut. That is what I like but there is a giant learning curve to that.
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If your goal is to make a career out of this type of thing, I'd highly recommend learning FCP or Adobe Premiere. They are the simply best consumer products available, beaten in capability only by the Avid (not consumer friendly). There is a learning curve, but nothing good comes quick or easy. Both companys offer classes on their software and have lots of online tutorials. Creative Cow is a good forum for tutorials and whatnot.
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Premiere seems to be even more popular ever since FCP X came out.
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Thanks everyone. I realize there's many different options, but I'm looking for someone to use Teamviewer and Show me how to do it. Rick's option seems the easiest way to go right now and I just can't get it to do what I want. It's some small thing I'm doing wrong.

If I have to, I will just make myself remember to turn my camera on and off precisely on the trail. No biggie and some video is better than none. Anyone watching is going to get the point without the editing.
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i taught myself lightworks using youtube.
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I looked on the website for your camera and it suggests VLC for viewing, not editing. It suggests windows movie maker or similar for editing. Just FYI

Also, the reason GoPro and other cameras are more expensive is because they have more advanced image processors and do take better footage. For the video that you sound like you are recording, it probably doesn't matter. But for people interested in slowing video down, zooming in during playback, recording fast moving objects, and other more advanced features, more expensive cameras come out on top.
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The footage looks the same to me. And I found someone to help.
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Glad to see you are trying to learn the editing part. You will need to spend time with it if you want quality videos.
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ok so i see you found someone to help you out thats, great. I would recommend switching to go pro if you can. The software it comes with to edit is so easy to use, you just drag the portions you want add text/music and your done. here is a vid i put together from my last run This is really simple to do i might be getting rid of my gopro2 which is what i used for this video.

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to bad youtube lowers your resolution
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you just have to upload at a higher res, problem with that is the higher the res the bigger the video size and time it takes to upload.
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Sinister, if you output as an H264 with a bitrate around 2500-3500kbs you should still be able to have 1080p without too much deterioration yet maintain a manageable file size.
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I want to get one of these. You could fly it into position on the trails and make it hover while it films you. My boss got it. It is controlled with a radio controller, but also has an app for a cell phone to program height, etc. This flight topped out at 200ft. He's taken it to 400ft, I think it will go even higher.

Pretty cool!

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The aerial shot looks quiet stable. Does that copter come with built in camera or do you need to supply your own like DJI Phantom? I been wanting to get one for fun but couldnt justify the cost of DJI Phantom 2 with a gimbal.
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The aerial shot looks quiet stable. Does that copter come with built in camera or do you need to supply your own like DJI Phantom? I been wanting to get one for fun but couldnt justify the cost of DJI Phantom 2 with a gimbal.
He ordered it with the camera. The camera mount is pretty cool, has stabilizers built in. He said the only time the video isn't so good is at dusk or night when the copter is moving. It's always clear when still/hovering.

I want one also, but think it was close to $900 for it. Pretty nuts. Now I just need to get him to come with me Jeeping. That would be a cool video.
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You can build your own that's much more capable and easily rebuildable if you crash for a few hundred dollars. My friend has two that can fly 2,000-3,000 feet away, return to a GPS point if they loose connection with the controller, and have FPV on board (look it up if you haven't seen it, very cool). Very cool toys
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You can build your own that's much more capable and easily rebuildable if you crash for a few hundred dollars. My friend has two that can fly 2,000-3,000 feet away, return to a GPS point if they loose connection with the controller, and have FPV on board (look it up if you haven't seen it, very cool). Very cool toys
I might eventually go that route. I'm not shelling out near $1K for one. Plus, I'm sure it will get less expensive in a few years.
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My DJI Phantom2 Vision+ should be here in a few of weeks. They were just released this month. They have the 3 axis gimbal (3 motors). Their camera will shoot 14mp stills RAW or jpeg. Video 1080p 30fps like the H2, but 720 can get 60fps for slomo. Tilt control with your smart phone. GPS flight that a dummy can do, that's where I come in. This will be my first quad.

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